Are there challenges ahead? Sure.
Can we meet and beat them? Absolutely.
Watch this brief introductory video. (2:38)
You'll feel the inspiration from freedom-loving, never-quit patriots!
We packed the car with an iMac for writing and editing, two professional cameras and two suitcases for our 25-day, 16-state, 7,000 mile reporting trip from California to Washington, DC and back.
We mingled with thousands of patriots at rallies, interviewed more than a hundred and shook their hands. Nobody wore a mask.
We're 72 years old. If we can do it, then everybody who is healthy can, too. So...Let's Go Back to Work. Let's Go Back to School. Let's Go Back to our Places of Worship. In other words,
Let's Roll America!
Reporting on major economic news for Channel 7 in Washington, DC back in the 1980s. On this day I was at the White House. Most days I was interviewing and reporting on average Americans about personal finance issues.
It's 1986 and I'm reporting live from New York on the 100th birthday celebration of the Statue of Liberty. I was picked for the assignment because my grandparents came through Ellis Island in the early 20th century. What a thrill!
I'm retired now and living here to be near the grandkids. But I still love telling a good story. And hard-working, patriotic, never-quit, freedom-loving Americans have great stories that deserve to be told. Let's Roll America
There's two elements to our reports. One is the catastrophic impact of State and Local edicts that shutdown everyday life in America. Our video reports are about the small business owners and their employees. It's about people not statistics.
The second element of our reports is about the ingenuity and resilience of those who have adapted to the harsh new economic climate of government rules but also the uncertainty that the rules could change at any moment.
Why is this man still smiling? Nineteen state governments forced him to close his 50 pizzerias and layoff 1700 employees. State orders forced millions of businesses to close and jump through hoops to reopen. Thousands did not survive. This is the story of one who did. It's been a struggle but he has his people back. Introducing Joseph Ciolli, one of the most upbeat business leaders you'll ever meet. What a story of perseverance!